Taraji P. Henson Announces Memoir “Around The Way Girl”

Our favorite cookie, Tarji P. Henson, announced she’s giving fans a front-row seat into her life via her new memoir Around The Way Girl. (Simon and Schuester) The Empire actress took to Instagram Thursday (May 12) to reveal the books dual cover which depicts an old-school black and white photo of Henson, and a more glamorous up-to-date picture of the Academy Award nominee, smoky eye and all.

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A link to pre-order the actress’ books leads fans to excerpt as to what readers can expect to learn from her newest venture.

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“I love to play all kinds of characters, and I was trained to do exactly that. But whether it’s Cookie from Empire, Queenie from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Yvette from Baby Boy, or rocket scientist Katherine Johnson from Hidden Figures, they’re characters. As for the real me, I’m just a girl who went to Hollywood with my son, $700, and a dream. There were some detours along the way, some heartache, and a whole lot of hustle. My family, friends, and fans always keep it real with me. Know that I’m going to keep it real with you. Check out my story. I hope you laugh with me and cry with me and maybe get a little bit inspired.”

This should be grand.